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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior-FEMALES

How many days, weeks, months, or years have you been watching or reducing
your sodium or salt intake?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1+ times a day 1+ times a week 1+ times a month All my life
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,416 142 7.2 5.8- 8.9 171 8.3 6.8-10.1 1,811 72.0 69.3-74.4 292 12.5 10.8-14.5
-FEMALES 1,562 98 8.3 6.4-10.8 113 8.8 6.8-11.3 1,154 69.6 66.2-72.9 197 13.2 11.0-15.7
RACE
White 1,004 50 6.0 4.2- 8.5 71 9.1 6.5-12.5 753 72.4 68.2-76.2 130 12.6 10.0-15.7
African American 399 38 14.3 9.6-20.7 31 9.4 5.9-14.7 291 65.6 58.6-72.1 39 10.7 7.0-15.9
Other Minorities 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 139 14 13.0 7.3-22.0 23 17.1 10.3-27.1 85 58.0 47.7-67.7 17 11.9 6.9-19.7
35-44 183 *** *** *** 17 8.6 4.8-15.0 121 63.2 53.9-71.6 29 18.1 11.9-26.4
45-54 261 15 6.3 3.5-11.1 22 9.6 5.7-15.7 198 75.7 68.5-81.7 26 8.4 5.3-13.1
55-64 355 22 7.8 4.8-12.6 *** *** *** 273 76.2 69.8-81.6 40 12.3 8.3-17.8
65-74 348 16 6.4 3.5-11.3 19 6.2 3.6-10.3 279 77.7 71.4-82.9 34 9.8 6.5-14.5
75+ 257 *** *** *** *** *** *** 182 67.6 59.1-75.0 48 22.8 16.1-31.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 198 *** *** *** *** *** *** 135 61.6 51.2-71.0 28 17.8 11.2-27.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 463 32 9.5 6.2-14.3 32 7.6 4.7-11.9 339 69.7 63.5-75.3 60 13.2 9.6-18.0
Some Post-H.S. 475 24 6.9 4.2-11.1 31 7.2 4.6-11.2 366 73.6 67.7-78.7 54 12.3 8.7-16.9
College Graduate 425 24 8.4 4.9-14.0 33 10.7 6.2-17.9 314 69.4 62.3-75.7 54 11.5 8.2-15.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 230 *** *** *** 23 9.9 5.6-16.9 164 67.9 58.0-76.4 27 16.1 9.6-25.6
$15,000- 24,999 310 *** *** *** *** *** *** 237 70.0 62.0-76.8 36 15.2 10.4-21.7
$25,000- 34,999 172 13 11.9 6.6-20.4 *** *** *** 129 68.7 58.2-77.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 16.7 9.7-27.1
$50,000- 74,999 150 *** *** *** *** *** *** 113 77.5 68.4-84.5 23 12.9 8.0-20.2
$75,000+ 227 18 12.2 6.9-20.7 *** *** *** 168 72.3 63.7-79.5 25 7.8 4.8-12.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 515 31 5.8 3.4- 9.6 35 7.7 4.9-11.8 398 75.9 70.0-80.9 51 10.6 7.2-15.4
No 1,038 67 9.4 7.0-12.6 77 8.9 6.5-12.0 749 67.4 63.2-71.4 145 14.3 11.6-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,524 96 8.5 6.5-11.0 111 8.9 6.9-11.5 1,126 69.3 65.8-72.6 191 13.3 11.1-15.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 832 56 8.1 5.7-11.4 63 8.1 5.8-11.3 598 68.6 64.0-72.9 115 15.1 12.0-18.9
No 730 42 8.6 5.8-12.6 50 9.6 6.4-14.0 556 70.8 65.5-75.6 82 11.0 8.2-14.6

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*Asked of those who are currently watching or reducing their salt intake.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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